Breaking new ground in infrastructure design

The integration of BIM and GIS technologies is a capability that has been sought after for years, answering a need from architects, engineers and construction industry professionals alike for a single means to view accurate, detailed, and timely project information.

Operating in a multidisciplinary space can often cause frustration and delays in project delivery due to inherent breakdowns in communication, but through the seamless integration of BIM & GIS, all project data – such as building plans, renders, and imagery as well as topographical, geological, structural, and environmental data – is displayed via one centralised portal that’s accessible via any device. Placing BIM and GIS at the centre of construction projects drives smarter decisions, optimises designs, accelerates project approvals, reduces costs and ultimately creates more considered and resilient infrastructure. The evidence of this lies in the transformative outcomes generated by groups such as MRT Corp.

This in-depth article investigates the case study of Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transport Authority (MRT Corp), which created an innovative tech solution that seamlessly integrated Autodesk’s BIM into Esri’s ArcGIS platform. The platform provides MRT Corp’s 500 site managers, architects, engineers and project managers with the ability to extract timely reporting, run predictive modelling and provide accurate project management of incidents, permits and site details, for the first time. It has delivered significant ROI to the organisation – including increasing productivity around the construction of a new major rail line by 35%.

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